Saturday on Stage and Serenata for June
Saturday on Stage presents what I blithely call “Opera and More” every Saturday at 1:30 Classical 101. The program is preceded by Serenata at 1 p.m. , which centers on the art song. Music for solo voice-usually-with solo piano-usually. As you will see, there’s lots of room to maneuver!
Here is the schedule for both programs for June.
Serenata: The Sunset of Ottorino Respighi: The cantata Il tramonto and song
Saturday on Stage: Puccini: Manon Lescaut with Mirella Freni and Placido Doming
Serenata: A French oriental touch, melodies by Maurice Ravel
Saturday on Stage: Delibes: Lakme with Natalie Dessay, Gregory Kunde and Jose van Dam
Serenata: The World of Alexander Zemlinsky
Saturday on Stage: Mozart The Marriage of Figaro with Bo Skovhus, Sylvia McNair, Cecilia Bartoli and Lucio Gallo. Conducted by Claudio Abbado
Serenata: Songs by Edvard Grieg
Saturday on Stage: Verdi: La traviata with Anna Netrebko, Rolando Villazon and Thomas Hampson